Museum Closings and Reopenings in the Tokyo Area

How is Coronavirus impacting the Tokyo art world? Here is a list of closings at major museums in the Tokyo area.

In Features In the News Main Article 3 by TABlog Editors 2020-03-02

Due to COVID-19, many art museums in the Tokyo area have closed or postponed exhibitions. This is a partial list. Please note that at this time social distancing and restraint from non-essential outings are encouraged.

You can find more information on exhibitions and closings at Tokyo Art Beat. For the latest updates, please check official museum websites.

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Closed from March 28)

Currently Closed (As of March 28)
Ota Memorial Museum of Art (Closed through 3/31)

Mitsui Memorial Museum (Closed through 3/31)

Edo-Tokyo Museum (Closed through 3/31)

Tokyo Station Gallery (Closed through 3/31)

Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art (Closed through 4/10)

Toguri Museum of Art (Closed through 4/10)

Seikado Bunko Art Museum (Closed through 4/10)

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (Closed through 4/10)

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (Closed through 4/12)

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum (Closed through 4/12)

teamLab Planets Tokyo (Closed through 4/12)

21_21Design Sight (Closed through 4/12)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (Closed through 4/13)

Nezu Museum (Closed through 4/17)

Chigasaki City Museum of Art (Closed through 4/18)

Idemitsu Museum of Arts (Closed through 4/20)

Yokosuka Museum of Art (Closed through 4/27)

Ghibli Museum, Mitaka (Closed through 4/28)

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Next major exhibition to open mid-May)

National Film Archive of Japan (Closed through 5/28)

Closings with Reopening Dates TBA (*TBA=To Be Announced)
Chihiro Art Museum (Tokyo) (Closed 3/28–3/29)

Bunkamura The Museum (Closed 3/28–3/29)

Fuchu Art Museum (Closed 3/28–3/29)

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo)

The Ueno Royal Museum

Yokohama Museum of Art


Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art

Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama

Mori Art Museum

teamLab Borderless

The National Art Center, Tokyo

National Museum of Nature and Science

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Tokyo National Museum

The National Museum of Western Art

Miraikan – National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama


Reopenings Announced
The Hiratsuka Museum of Art (To reopen from 4/1)

Art Tower Mito (To reopen from 4/1)

Snoopy Museum Tokyo (To reopen from 4/1)

Yayoi Kusama Museum (To reopen on 4/2)

The Sumida Hokusai Museum

Artizon Museum

Itabashi Art Museum

Postponed/Cancelled Art Festivals and Events
Art Sightama 2020 (Postponed. New dates: 3/28–5/17)

(Postponed. New dates: 9/19–10/18)

Ichihara Art x Mix (Postponed. Start Date TBA.)

Northern Alps Art Festival (Postponed. Start Date TBA.)

Art Fair Tokyo (Cancelled)

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